USAID IntraHealth International SHRH Project Jobs – Senior Advisor, HRH Policy, Planning and Research

Organisation: IntraHealth International
Project Name: USAID Strengthening Human
Resources For Health (SHRH) Project
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About IntraHealth:
For over 30 years, in
more than 100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers
to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to
health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening
health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In
collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private-
sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and
contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health
workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools,
supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities
they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
The purpose of the
Strengthening Human Resources for Health (SHRH) project is to strengthen the
capacities of central ministries, districts, health professional councils,
private not for profit and health training institutions to effectively and
efficiently plan, manage and utilize the health workforce, and strengthen
systems for sustained health worker performance to improve health outcomes for
the people of Uganda.
Job Summary: The
Senior HRH Policy, Planning and Research Advisor will work directly with both
the MOH and the districts to provide technical support in the areas of policy
analysis, review and development; strategic human resources planning, including
health workforce projection, action planning; and costing. The incumbent will
lead and provide technical support for activities in developing capacities for
human resource policy development, planning and systems strengthening in the
health sector. S/he will apply her/his extensive knowledge of the health sector
planning primarily to work at the national and district levels. S/he will
report to the Chief of Party.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support country level counterparts and
    stakeholders in the public and private sector in reviewing, developing and
    strengthening systems for policy analysis, HRH assessments, workforce
    planning and projection systems at the national and district levels.
  • Support health sector leaders and managers
    to review HR legislative policies, operational practices and procedures,
    build capacity and improve systems (such as policy reform,
    operationalization of policies and strategies, costing and financing, health
    workforce utilization) in order to improve the quality and availability of
    health services in all parts of Uganda, especially in remote and low
    resource geographic locations.
  • Oversee efforts to strengthen the MOH and
    other ministries’ capacity for HRH analysis and dissemination of results
    in response to changing health needs, in collaboration with M&E and
    Gender team members.
  • Manage in documenting best practices in
    technical papers and in analyzing and adapting innovative tools and
    resources for use by Uganda and other developing country health sector
  • Provide technical leadership in sharing
    and developing new and improved strategies, tools and interventions for
    improved human resources planning, availability and productivity and in
    documenting evidence of success or lack of success for the interventions.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the USAID Vacancy
    should hold an Advanced degree in Public Health, Economics, Human
    Resources Planning, or any related training.
  • At least eight years’ experience in
    developing human resource policies and strategies in a complex and
    changing environment
  • Self-starter with competence to assess
    priorities; manage a variety of complex activities in a
    time-sensitive/emergency environment, and meet competing deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of relevant HRH planning
    tools and models applicable in Uganda.
  • Proven ability to carry-out economic
    analysis of HRH issues; and sound costing of interventions to motivate
    resource allocation for HRH.
  • Possess the ability to work as an
    effective team member in a complex and fast paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written English language
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and
    demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse people,
    clients and consultants
  • Personal
    Innovation, Accountability, Service Excellence,
    Client Relationship Management, Effective Communication (Oral and Written)
    and Strategic Thinking
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID IntraHealth International
SHRH Project should send their applications to the HR & Administration
Officer via email to:
The complete
applications should include an updated CV and photocopies of their certificates
and testimonials.
NB: Total file size of attachments
should not exceed 2MB. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: Friday, 8th
May, 2015

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